The Labour Party has over 2000 members in Canterbury & Whitstable and is continuing to grow. In June 2017 we elected Rosie Duffield as MP for Canterbury, overturning a majority of almost 10.000 and finally ensuring that Canterbury has a progressive, modern voice in parliament.

We have four city councillors and are the only credible and effective opposition to the Conservative’s agenda of austerity. We are standing up for vital local services, jobs, growth, decent housing and the environment. Join us.

Nice sign posting, Cllr Fisher!

Labour Councillor for Gorrell, Bernadette Fisher, recently sent a Twitter post about a new signpost on a Whitstable lampost. An apparently small thing, but an important one, for residents and visitors alike. For those walking or cycling from the railway station to the...
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Officials have “clammed up” over the Oyster Festival

Local Labour party councillor for Gorrell Ward, Bernadette Fisher, is disappointed that there will be no further public consultation on the future of the Whitstable Oyster Festival following this year’s scaled down three-day event. ‘Putting future Oyster festivals out...
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Rosie responds to the closure of Whitstable Age UK

I am very sad to hear that Age UK have announced their intention to close the Whitstable Branch of the organisation by March 2018. I understand this has been a very difficult decision for all involved. I am of course sad to see services for elderly members of our...
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Rosie tackles concerns about student voters head on

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Kent & Canterbury hospital NOT for sale

Let me say this clearly, the people of Canterbury, Whitstable and the Villages say the Kent & Canterbury Hospital is not for sale. I have already had many representations from local constituents seriously concerned about rumours that there has been a long-term...
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International Women’s Network welcome election of Canterbury’s first female MP

Carole Townsend, President of the Canterbury branch of Soroptomist International, welcomed the election of Rosie Duffield this week as Canterbury's first female MP. The Soroptomists are a global movement of women who exist to educate, empower and enable opportunities...
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Rosie helps Whitstable celebrate Refugee Week

Yesterday saw the end of Refugee Week and to celebrate Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury, attended the fundraising "Refugee Tea" arranged by the Whitstable-Calais Solidarity Group. Refugee Week was started in 1998 as a direct reaction to the hostility in the media and...
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Cider with Rosie

Kevin Flack, Chair of Swanley Labour Party reflects on last Saturday's victory party at the Whitstable Labour Club: "In last year’s Swanley by-elections, we were helped by a great Labour team from Canterbury, including a really enthusiastic activist called Rosie...
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Rosie says cuts to Kent & Canterbury “not good enough”

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Rosie attends Great Get Together

Yesterday I was delighted to join one of the many Great Get Together lunches happening across Canterbury, Whitstable and the Villages organised in memory of Jo Cox, aiming to bring together the huge mix of people that make up the community in our fantastic...
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